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Technology Could Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

September 21, 2016

September 15, 2016 2:37 PM WASHINGTN D.C. (AP) – Today U.S. Representatives from Ohio, New York and Illinois introduced the Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act (HOT CARS Act of 2016, H.R. 6041), a critical piece of legislation that would prevent children from being needlessly killed and injured when left alone in […]

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No action while more kids die in hot cars

September 20, 2016

Nearly 800 children have died after being left in the back seats of sweltering cars since 1990, including more than 70 in Florida, according to KidsAndCars.org. Now car makers may be required to add alarm systems to alert parents when I child is left in a back seat. (Tom Merton/Getty Images/Caiaimage) Beth KassabContact ReporterOrlando Sentinel […]

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Hot car deaths of children prompt car alert legislation

September 19, 2016

By Susanna Capelouto, CNN, Updated 9:40 PM ET, Fri September 16, 2016 (CNN)A one-year-old boy in Texas died this week in the back his mother’s car, becoming the 30th child in the United States this year to succumb to heatstroke while left behind in a car seat, according to the advocacy group KidsAndCars.org. As in many […]

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Technology Could Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

September 16, 2016

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter September 15, 2016 2:37 PM WASHINGTN D.C. (AP) – Today U.S. Representatives from Ohio, New York and Illinois introduced the Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act (HOT CARS Act of 2016, H.R. 6041), a critical piece of legislation that would prevent children from being needlessly killed and injured when left […]

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New legislation introduced to require technology to be placed in vehicles to prevent child heatstroke deaths

POSTED 6:21 AM, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016, BY KATHY QUINN, UPDATED AT 06:22AM, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kids and Cars announced on Thursday a major bill they are purposing that is aimed at saving kids’ lives. The non-profit group says the bill is called the  “Hot Cars Act of 2016.” It stands for “helping overcome […]

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HOT CARS Act of 2016 Introduced Today Will Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths by Getting Much-Needed Technology into Vehicles

September 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2016 Contact: Advocates: Allison Kennedy, [email protected], (202) 408-1711 KidsAndCars.org: Janette Fennell (415) 336-9279 Rep. Ryan: Michael Zetts (202) 225-5261 Rep. Schakowsky: Sam Avery (202) 225-2111   HOT CARS Act of 2016 Introduced Today Will Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths by Getting Much-Needed Technology into Vehicles 29 children already killed this year in hot […]

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Forgotten Children: Why do parents keep leaving their kids in hot cars?

August 26, 2016

TEXAS LEADS THE NATION IN HOT CAR DEATHS WITH MORE THAN 110 CASES SINCE 1990, INCLUDING FIVE THIS YEAR ALONE Matt Keyser Children’s laughter fills the halls of Dee Dee Estis’ two-bedroom Seabrook apartment. Toys are scattered throughout the house and child safety measures are in place to ensure no one gets hurt. In a […]

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Why Do We Prosecute Some People Whose Children Die In Hot Cars, But Not Others?

August 16, 2016

A HELOTES MAN LEFT HIS BABY IN A HOT CAR WHILE HE WENT TO WORK, BUT SO FAR, HE’S NOT FACING CHARGES. AUGUST 15, 2016by DAN SOLOMON2 COMMENTS ALEXANDRIA, VA – AUGUST 17: Alexandria Fire and EMS officials participate in a demonstration of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles during a news conference […]

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Child heat deaths: Thorny issue, few fixes

August 8, 2016

Industry, lawmakers urged to do more August 8, 2016 @ 12:01 am Sharon Silke Carty On a hot Sunday in July, a father in Mississippi tried to coax his 3-year-old daughter into learning how to release the buckle on her car seat. The preschooler couldn’t figure it out. So he tried to get her to learn […]

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